A couple years ago, a friend and I took on a project together. The goal: to get every song from the Billboard Top 100 for each year of the 1980s. We eventually did it, and now my iPod contains 1,000 hits of the '80s. Which means for every classic Huey Lewis track, there's a Patty Austin & James Ingram duet. For every "Back in Black", there's a "Never Gonna Let You Go".
And I wouldn't have it any other way.
Also, I love Lionel Richie's music. Without irony or shame.
The Average White Band (but only because no one knows who they are anymore) .
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I used to like the AWB. Solid dance music from its era. Pick up the Pieces is playing in my head now, thank you very much, though I probably haven't heard it in 20 years.
I think the uncoolest thing I owned (I gave away everything 5 years ago, pretty much, to charity) was the Tater Tots album: tralfaz-archives.com/coverart/T/totz_alien.html . Personally, I like the We Will Rock You/Give Peace a Chance cut the best. But this may be SO uncool that it's cool.
Post by stevehadcrackers on Aug 15, 2009 16:56:24 GMT -5
I was reassured by one of my friends at work today that my love of Fleetwood Mac and Hall & Oates is, in fact, not cool. But apparently my love of Talking Heads, David Bowie, and Blondie is cool. If any of my music is uncool, it's only so uncool that it's cool, so there.
This CD sticks out like a sore thumb among the Pantera, Megadeth, Dio, and Anthrax titles in my music collection. But I don't care because I just love "Obsession." It is one of my favorite 80's songs.
The funny thing is that I love a lot of 80's music in general, but I hate "Obsession" with a white-hot passion. I'm not sure why. Every time they play it at the club I go to (which is pretty much every week), I gnash my teeth and shove my fingers into my ears.